Evil Twin Yin & Yang | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
76
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle - a black and tan - as we get closer to St. Patrick's Day, the name here evokes thoughts of Irish history.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan (yeah) head, which leaves some random chunky cloud lace around the glass as it slowly settles.

It smells of roasted and slightly gamey caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, orange vodka, a bit of free-range char, reduced brown sugar, and further herbal, leafy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel/toffee malt, a slightly nutty roasted character, some mixed citrus fleshiness, a more exotic tropical fruitiness, faint cafe-au-lait notes, chalky cocoa powder, and more earthy, leafy, and piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite nice in its airy and palate lifting frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a wee bit of roast and alcohol astringency toying with the metric here. It finishes off-dry, as the caramel and cocoa continue to tango with the juicy citrus, all under the gentle yoke of the hovering booze.

Overall, a well-blended, um, blend, as the input brews act like their proportions were actually inverted - there's twice as much IPA here as stout, but you wouldn't know it. Doesn't matter, really, as in the end, this is very tasty, the IPA bringing a lightness of being to the otherwise heavy stout character.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZiegMeister
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a wonderful beer, especially when mixed with its' IPA brother.

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Photo of therubicon
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful pitch black beer with a one finger high, beige head.

This is awesome! Soft, tasty beer. Pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, chocolate, grass and licorice.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I admit, I cheated my mixing my own. The Yin supplies the color - a pretty, opaque mahogany with a khaki-colored head and lacing. It looks like Yin. The smell becomes more interesting because the coffee and chocolate is more subdued and there is an aroma of tangerine which seems weird in what looks like a stout. The taste is both unique and really good: The tangerine comes through more than I expected but there is still a nice malt base with chocolate and coffee. There is a distinct bitterness from both underlying beers. Not being purely a stout, the body doesn't seem as thin. The ABV of each constituent is 10% so the blend is no different. Overall, I think is is an example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. I'd like to try the bottled Yin and Yang to see whether the blend tastes like mine.

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Photo of Tdenham
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Saviour
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - black, almost opaque, with nice creamy head;
S - notes of citruses and chocolate, very nice blended;
T - the same goes for taste, balance between ipa and imperial stout is close to perfection;
F - nice smooth aftertaste with pleasant bitterness;
O - very interesting and uncommon beer. Strongly recommended.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: near opaque dark brown. 1 finger head fades slowly. Last the full drinking. Decent lacing. S: sharp alcohol. Malt- toasted nuts and smoked meat. Peppery spice. Raisins and molasses near the end. T: smoke and char roasted grains. Molasses. Woody hops. F: full, chewy and round. Good alcohol burn. O: Excellent balance. Sweetness comes on to tie it all together. Man this is good!

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Photo of ChipCeasefire
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of musicsherlock
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice black color, very nice carbonatin, with a pretty nice small, creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some hop notes, nice touch of chocolate/toffee, slight citrus. The taste if very nice, malty, slight hop note, chocolate/toffee notes, slight citrus. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well. Overall, this is a very nice brew. I never thought what would happen with these to styles combining. Job Very Well Done!

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Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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